Loading Events

« All Events

Future Now Summit 2023

April 19 - April 21

Are You Ready For The Most Unforgettable Education Event of 2023?!

19-21 April 2023 | Kauri Bay Boomrock Auckland

As a School Leader,
are you constantly putting out fires?

Are you constantly reacting and "managing" the change,
instead of proactively driving and leading your team through the change?

Exhausted from the overwhelm? Feeling anxious, helpless and worried about the future for your staff, school and community?

Change. It’s inevitable. It’s constant. In 2020 it was extreme. In 2021 it continued. 2023 will see a heightened season of change. Are you ready for it? Are you proactively seeking it out? Do you see it as an opportunity and a time for growth? 

The disruption in school is real and instead of burying your head under the table, why not try seeking out information that will inspire you?

At The Future Now Summit, you will hear experts on what is coming and how to take advantage of the opportunity for your school and leadership team so you’re at the forefront of that change. You’ll be given regular time throughout the day to reflect and plan with your team and other like-minded leaders. 

Be inspired by spotlights on school leaders leading the way in their own versions of disrupted education and see what’s possible for your school.

Get practical insights on how to prepare and cultivate your school community.

This is a summit style, all together event involving keynote speakers, workshop discussion time and inspiring school showcases, as designed to guide you and your leadership through a journey of:

Let’s switch out anxiety for enthusiasm, worry for optimism  and helplessness for passionately empowered.

3 Revitalising Days for Incredible School Leaders!

👇 Check out our summit teaser below 👇

Summit Agenda

Day 1


1:00 pm You depart Auckland CBD 

2:00 pm You arrive at Kauri Bay Boomrock

2:15 pm Canapes are served 

2:30 pm Welcome speech

3:00 pm Activities commence:

– Extreme Hole-in-One Golf

– Axe Throwing

– Claybird Shooting

– Wine Tasting

– Whiskey Tasting

– Digger Challenge

– iPhone Photography 

5:30 pm Dinner 

9:00 pm You are transferred back to Auckland CBD

Day 2


8:00 am You depart Auckland CBD

9:00 am You arrive at Kauri Bay Boomrock

9:15 am Morning Tea

9:30 am Summit begins

12:00 pm Lunch

12.45 pm Summit continues

2.30 pm Summit concludes

3.00 pm Guests are transferred back to Auckland CBD

7:00 pm Dinner at central Auckland location

Day 3


9:00 am Start

Dive deep into your choice of Google, Microsoft or Leadership & Change Management focuses. 

The Google and Microsoft Masterclasses will focus on enhancing the use of the technology in your school. Dive into how to get the technology working for you (not you working for it!). 

The Leadership & Change Management Masterclass will focus on developing your skillset to embrace and thrive in the midst of unknown and unpredictable changes. 

3:00 pm Finish


Dr. Lydia Moussa
Founding Director @ The Change Hub

Dr Lydia Moussa’s work with Sydney colleges that helps them to design their vision, values and strategy towards impactful and innovative change will inspire and empower you to successfully navigate change in your own school.

Combines knowledge and evidence from her PhD in change implementation research, with over 10 years of consulting experience to help organisations navigate the chaos of change. Her expertise has led her to publish her work in global Journals, become an international keynote speaker, teach the change topic in Executive MBAs, and work with global leaders across various industries to bring their changes to life. 

Dr Moussa utilises her expertise in her capacity as a Board Director for three Sydney Colleges working with Principals, Staff, Students and Parents to co-design their vision, values and strategy towards impactful and innovative change.

Pip Cleaves
Learning Architect

Gain meaningful insights from the data that surrounds you in order to measure change and chart student progress. Pip Cleaves will show you how to use data visualisations to get a more holistic view that shows how students are more than just a number.

Works in Senior Leadership teams developing strategic Initiatives across four high schools and one primary school in the Hunter Area of NSW. Her experience in education has led her to work in various contexts, systems and roles.

She is on a never-ending journey to help create learning environments that ignite the passions of young adults, which often leads her to explore new educational technologies.

Over the last four years, she has been learning to create data visualisations that help educators gain insight into the data surrounding them.

Among these visualisations is the development of Learner Profiles that ensure we see a holistic view of students, not just a number or grade.

Data visualisation and analytics look like something she will continue to be obsessed with for a while.

Pip is leading a session around measuring change and student progress through data visualisations.

Christopher Mende
Customer Engineer & Innovation Facilitator @ Google

Grab a front-row seat to Google’s top tech tinker, Christopher Mende, who will show you how to harness the power of AI that blurs the boundaries between real and virtual worlds that will transform students’ journeys.

Christopher is the engineering lead for Google Cloud’s Digital Native and Corporate customers. He also works across APAC businesses to harness Google’s expertise in AI and Analytics. He is closely involved with businesses creating a pathway for their journey to Cloud and AI. His work is showcased across several industries and various geographies across the world.

Christopher is a member of the Innovation Labs team which brings concepts to life using a Google methodology of value engineering heavily focused on customer empathy. His work here involves marrying the best of Google tech with market shaping concepts to move the needle on an organization’s innovation journey. At home in his maker studio, Christopher builds concepts that blur the line between real and virtual worlds using AI.


👇 Ready for the time of your life? 👇

🐦 *EXTENDED* Early Bird Pricing Ends 🐦


Gold Ticket


Early Bird Pricing

Silver Ticket


Early Bird Pricing


You can checkout via requesting an invoice or credit card payment.

No, you organise your own accommodation. We will pick all delegates up from Auckland CBD at a designated pick-up point, and also one additional pick-up point in Botany if you choose not to stay in town.

Unfortunately, no. There is limited parking available up at the venue so Boomrock stipulates their coach must be used to transport guests. It is a luxury coach, that will take you on the journey into the countryside – enabling you to take in the view on the way!

There will be two pick up/drop off points – one in Auckland CBD, and one in Botany.

The journey from Auckland CBD to Boomrock takes approximately 55 minutes.

Authentic connections with other likeminded educators/leaders

Opportunity to learn explicit ways to tackle the rapid shift/disruption in education through change management strategies

Empowering, inspiring keynotes that will encourage you to reflect on your current strategic focus

Opportunity to visit and learn from Google or Microsoft experts at their Headquarters in Auckland CBD (venue dependent on your preferred school platform)

All Educations Leaderss, including Primary and Secondary Schools.

Principals and Senior Leadership teams.

Middle leaders looking to grow their leadership

Teachers aspiring to be leaders and other key decision makers in your school

Dr. Lydia Moussa, Pip Cleaves and more surprises to come.

Reach out to our lovely support team via support@usingtechnologybetter.com


April 19
April 21


Julia Anderson


Delivery Method
Course Duration
4+ hrs
Course Difficulty


Kauri Bay Boomrock Auckland
777 Clevedon-Kawakawa Rd
Clevedon, Auckland 2585 New Zealand
+ Google Map
+64 9 298 7779
View Venue Website

Select Your Tickets and Attendees

Available Schedule

Below you can find a list of available dates and time slots for the:
Future Now Summit 2023

[Shortcode Error] Could not retrieve category terms for the current post.

Are you at a beginner, intermediate, or advance level?

This skill checklist will help you find out.

We will only send you awesome stuff!
Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Using Technology Better Privacy Commitment


We hold the privacy of your personal information in the highest regard.

Using Technology Better regards customer privacy as an important part of our relationship with our customers. The following privacy policy applies to all Using Technology Better users, and conforms to Internet privacy standards.

This policy will be continuously assessed against new technologies, business practices and our customers’ needs.

If you have questions or concerns regarding this statement, you should first contact the support team on our Contact Us Page.

Collection of Information

In order to use the Using Technology Better website, we may require information from you in order to provide the best service possible.

All correspondence may also be collected and stored, particularly in regard to sales, support and accounts, including Email.

Any information collected by Using Technology Better is collected via correspondence from you or your company. This may be via the telephone, Email, mail, fax or directly through our website.

Visitors and customers of japan.usingtechnologybetter.com will have their information shared back to DAIWABO INFORMATION SYSTEM CO., LTD. and DIS Service & Solution Co., Ltd.

Use of Collection Information

Any details collected from Using Technology Better customers is required in order to provide you with our

products and/or services, and a high level of customer service.

Correspondence is recorded in order to provide service references, and to assist in our staff development.

Web Site Use Information

Similar to other commercial Web sites, our Web sites utilize a standard technology called “cookies” (see explanation below, “What Are Cookies?”) and web server log files to collect information about how our Web site is used.

Information gathered through cookies and Web server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at our Web site, and the Web sites visited just before and just after our Web site.

Storage of Collected Information

The security of your personal information is important to us. When you enter sensitive information (such as credit card numbers) on our website, we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL).

When Credit Card details are collected, we simply pass them on in order to be processed as required. We never permanently store complete Credit Card details.

We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it.

If you have any questions about security on our Website, you can email us at <ContactEmail>.

Access to Collected Information

If your personally identifiable information changes, or if you no longer desire our service, you may correct, update, delete or deactivate it by emailing us at <ContactEmail>.


If you purchase a product or service from us, we may request certain personally identifiable information from you.

You may be required to provide contact information such as:



Postal address

Your school or organisation

Financial information (such as credit card number, expiration date, name on card, card billing address).

We use this information for billing purposes and to fill your orders. If we have trouble processing an order, we will use this information to contact you.


Using Technology Better uses personally identifiable information for essential communications, such as


Accounts information

Critical service details.

We may also use this information for other purposes, including some promotional Emails.

If at any time a customer wishes not to receive such correspondence, they can request to be removed from any mailing lists by contacting support.

You will be notified when your personal information is collected by any third party that is not our agent/service provider, so you can make an informed choice as to whether or not to share your information with that party.

Third Parties

Using Technology Better may at its discretion use other third parties to provide essential services on our site or for our business processes.

We may share your details as necessary for the third party to provide that service.

These third parties are prohibited from using your personally identifiable information for any other purpose.

Using Technology Better does not share any information with third parties for any unknown or unrelated uses.

What Are Cookies?

A cookie is a very small text document, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier. When you visit a Web site, that site’s computer asks your computer for permission to store this file in a part of your hard drive specifically designated for cookies.

Each Web site can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser’s preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a Web site to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites.

Browsers are usually set to accept cookies. However, if you would prefer not to receive cookies, you may alter the configuration of your browser to refuse cookies.

If you choose to have your browser refuse cookies, it is possible that some areas of our site will not function as effectively when viewed by the users.

A cookie cannot retrieve any other data from your hard drive or pass on computer viruses.

How Do We Use Information We Collect from Cookies?

As you visit and browse our Web site, the site uses cookies to differentiate you from other users. In some cases, we also use cookies to prevent you from having to log in more than is necessary for security.

Cookies, in conjunction with our Web server’s log files, allow us to calculate the aggregate number of people visiting our Web site and which parts of the site are most popular. This helps us gather feedback to constantly improve our Web site and better serve our clients.

Cookies do not allow us to gather any personal information about you and we do not intentionally store any personal information that your browser provided to us in your cookies.


We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on our Website.


Links on the Using Technology Better site to external entities are not covered within this policy. The terms and conditions set out in this privacy statement only cover the domain name of usingtechnologybetter.com

Changes to Privacy Policy

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this privacy statement, and other places we deem appropriate so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.

We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it periodically. If we make material changes to this policy, we will not use the personal information you have submitted to us under this Privacy Policy in a manner that is materially inconsistent with this Privacy Policy, without your prior consent

Delivery Policy

Most goods are digitally delivered instantly via email.  Our services may be delivered either via an online medium or live in person.

For our online delivery see below.  For services delivered live onsite, please refer to our speaker agreement form which is emailed to you on confirmation of booking.

Refund Policy

We do not offer refunds or returns unless we cannot supply goods or services or the goods or services are not delivered as promised.

Australian law is the governing body for all work, goods and services supplied by Using Technology Better.

Marketing Release

Using Technology Better (UTB) may film, record, and photograph me (the results of which are the “Recordings”). UTB may also incorporate into any production(s) any separate content (e.g., quotes, testimonials, biographical information, profiles, photos, videos, sound recordings, artwork, etc.) I provide to UTB or approve in writing (“Materials”).


I grant to UTB an irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free license to, in its sole discretion, (i) edit, translate, and modify the Recordings and the Materials, (ii) attribute the Recordings and Materials to me by my name, age, and city and state of residence, (iii) incorporate the Recordings and the Materials into content to promote UTB, its programs, or products (“Content”), and (iv) publicly use, distribute, reproduce, create derivative works from, and perform/display the Content, and any excerpts thereof, in any language.

2. No Compensation.

I grant this permission without any financial or other obligation of any nature.


For any issues or concerns please contact us